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Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press, NY, It covers all areas of scientific communication a scientist needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research.
She is the founder and senior scientific editor of SciWri, an editorial services company for scientists, a grant writer and scientific editor at Yale University and an adjunct instructor at various universities and institutes worldwide. Scientific Writing and Communication consists of a prelude and six parts with each part focusing on a different aspect of scientific writing and communication.
Style and Composition, cover the writing itself, including topics such as word choice, jargon, placement of words, grammar, tenses, paragraph structure, and organization, with the fifth chapter dedicated solely to common ESL grammar problems.
Part II, Planning and Laying the Foundation, contains three chapters, which discuss the writing process, citations and plagiarism, and figures and tables. Research Papers and Review Articles, delve into the manuscript itself, with eight chapters devoted to writing a research article and one focusing on writing a review.
The chapters on research articles deal with each separate section of a paper, from title through discussion, as well as covering manuscript revisions and the process of submitting a work for publication. The final chapter in Part III is devoted to review articles, including organization and the components of a review.
Starting with types of proposals and sponsoring agencies, then moving to a discussion of letters of inquiry and a section by section dissection of a grant proposal, this part concludes with advice on how to revise and submit a grant proposal. Part V, Posters and Presentations, devotes one chapter to the creation and presentation of posters and one to oral presentations for conferences.
The final section of the book, Part VI, is composed of a single chapter about job applications and touches on cover letters and the composition of curricula vitae and resumes. The book concludes with three useful appendices: A list of references, credits, and an index appear at the end. One of the strongest elements of this book is the layout.
All of the chapters contain at least one of the following: This layout allows for great flexibility when using this book as it can function as reference guide, a workbook, or a course textbook. The examples used throughout the text are from research papers, books, reports, theses, and grant proposals with attributions included in the credits section at the end of the book and cover a spectrum of scientific disciplines including medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, geology, chemistry, engineering, and physics.
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Hofmann's consideration of not only the writing of the papers, but how people will read them. This provides an enriched understanding of many of the concepts covered.The Art of Scientific Writing Kelly Raita University of Turku, [email protected] s/uk-d Reviewing Previous Research • MOVE 2: Establishing a Niche Counter-Claiming there have been many papers describing Recently, there has been wide interest in.
Scientific Papers and Presentations is an essential guide for all graduate students and for career scientists including research scientists and science practitioners, especially those involved in Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Engineering or Health benjaminpohle.coms: 1.
How to write a peer review Matt Ayres, Dec (Jan ) The primary literature, which is arguably the backbone of scientific knowledge, is defined by the peer review process. The workshop focuses on essential techniques for effective writing and presentation of scientific information: reviewing sections of a paper, improving a table and figure, practicing an oral presentation, and reviewing posters.
The five chapters in Part I, Scientific Writing Principles: Style and Composition, cover the writing itself, including topics such as word choice, jargon, placement of words, grammar, tenses, paragraph structure, and organization, with the fifth chapter dedicated solely to common ESL grammar problems.
You might have tried to read scientific papers before and been frustrated by the dense, stilted writing and the unfamiliar jargon. I remember feeling this way! Reading and understanding research papers is a skill which every single doctor and scientist has had to learn during graduate school.